The Marriage of Figaro

By Pierre de Beaumarchais

Translated and Directed by John Johnston

November 16 – 26, 2022

The Classical Theatre Company will start out of the blocks with the thrice-delayed production of the masterful French farce, The Marriage of Figaro. Finally able to put the play on the stage, this comic gem will surely delight. “Most folks are familiar with the opera, but have no idea that Beaumarchais wrote the Figaro trilogy of plays before the operas were created,” says director and translator John Johnston. “This production has been a long time coming, and we’re raring to get going on it. We’ve brought back most of the cast from our production of The Barber of Seville [in 2017]. It’s going to be a laugh riot.”

This sequel play to The Barber of Seville, Marriage takes place a few years after the events of the original. We follow the hijinks of the too-clever Figaro and his duplicitous master, the Count Almaviva, as the servant gets ready to marry the love of his life. Mistaken identities and all the elements of farce abound in this comic masterpiece.

Directed and translated by CTC Executive Artistic Director, John Johnston, who most recently directed last year’s Nevermore: Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, and appeared on CTC’s stage when he reprised the role of Sherlock Holmes in The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

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Jean-Marc Nattier, Portrait de Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (1755)

Location

Classical Theatre @The DeLuxe Theater
3303 Lyons Avenue
Houston, TX 77020

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